Bow Lake: Wellspring of Art

Paperback | November 24, 2010

byJane Lytton Gooch

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Bow Lake in the Canadian Rockies has inspired artists for almost a century. An early explorer who recognized the beauty of this alpine landscape was Jimmy Simpson, a legendary guide and outfitter who also collected art and painted in watercolours. He welcomed artists such as Carl Rungius, Belmore Browne and Peter and Catharine Whyte to his camp beside Bow Lake, which eventually became the storied Num-Ti-Jah Lodge. A.C. Leighton and his wife, Barbara, along with Walter J. Phillips were among the early artists at Bow Lake. This artistic tradition has been carried on with the current artist-in-residence program at Num-Ti-Jah, attracting many contemporary artists to paint the spectacular landscape. This volume includes an introduction describing the history of exploration and the early artistic activity generated by Jimmy Simpson, followed by brief biographies of 18 contemporary artists whose works are also included in the 47 colour plates, all documented and described, of which only 6 have ever been published before.

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Bow Lake in the Canadian Rockies has inspired artists for almost a century. An early explorer who recognized the beauty of this alpine landscape was Jimmy Simpson, a legendary guide and outfitter who also collected art and painted in watercolours. He welcomed artists such as Carl Rungius, Belmore Browne and Peter and Catharine Whyte to his camp beside Bow Lake, which eventually became the storied...

Jane Lytton Gooch teaches in the English department at the University of British Columbia. Her enjoyment of hiking in the Rockies and a lifelong interest in art and letters come together in this book. A resident of Vancouver, she is a graduate of UBC and has a doctorate in Renaissance drama from the University of Toronto. Jane is also the author of Mount Assiniboine: Images in Art (Rocky Mountain Books, 2007) and Art...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:192 pages, 8 × 8 × 0.38 inPublished:November 24, 2010Publisher:RMB | Rocky Mountain BooksLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1926855051

ISBN - 13:9781926855059

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